The 25 highest-paid Bundesliga players in 2023-24: Where does Harry Kane rank?

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MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 12 DFL Supercup 2023 match between FC Bayern MŸnchen and RB Leipzig at Allianz Arena on August 12, 2023 in Munich, Germany. Harry Kane of Bayern Muenchen

Harry Kane has become the top-paid footballer in the Bundesliga after finally completing his long-awaited transfer from Tottenham to Bayern Munich. 

The England captain has signed a four-year deal with the Bavarian giants, running until 2027.

“I’m very happy to be a part of FC Bayern now. Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I’ve always said that I want to compete and prove myself at the highest level during my career,” Kane said in his Bayern unveiling, having been handed their famous No.9 shirt.

“This club is defined by its winning mentality – it feels very good to be here.”

He’ll certainly be well-remunerated over the course of his stint in Germany, with his wages of almost half-a-million Euros a week making him one of the very top-paid players in world football.

The 30-year-old striker will pick up a heftier pay packet than any player in the Premier League, with only Kylian Mbappe, Neymar (whose move to Al-Hilal is reportedly imminent) and Frenkie de Jong earning more in Europe’s top five leagues.

But how does his €25million-a-year salary compare to his competitors in the German top flight? We’ve taken a closer look at how his wages stack up against the rest of the top 25 earners in the Bundesliga.

Kane just comfortably beats long-serving Bayern stalwarts Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer to become the Bundesliga’s top earner.

The Bundesliga’s top earners list brings into sharp focus Bayern’s dominance in Germany. They’ll be chasing a 12th successive league title in 2023-24 and their financial superiority puts them well-placed to do so – the perennial champions are responsible for the top 11 earners in the Bundesliga, and their wage bill is over double that of their closest competitors, Borussia Dortmund.

Here’s the full breakdown of the Bundesliga’s top 25 best-paid players – featuring their weekly and annual wages (in brackets). Their estimated salaries are via Capology.

25. Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Bayern Munich) – €134,615 (€7,000,000)
24. Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund) – €144,231 (€7,500,000)
23. Marcel Sabitzer (Borussia Dortmund) – €144,231 (€7,500,000)
22. David Raum (RB Leipzig) – €145,192 (€7,550,000)
21. Matthias Ginter (Freiburg) – € 145,192 (€7,550,000)
20. Emre Can (Borussia Dortmund) – €153,846 (€8,000,000)
19. Raphael Guerreiro (Bayern Munich) – €153,846 (€8,000,000)
18. Noussair Mazraoui (Bayern Munich) – €153,846 (€8,000,000)
17. Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern Munich) – €176,923 (€9,200,000)
16. Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig) – €181,346 (€9,430,000)
15. Niklas Sule (Borussia Dortmund) – €192,308 (€10,000,000)
14. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) – €192,308 (€10,000,000)
13. Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich) – €192,308 (€10,000,000)
12. Sebastien Haller (Borussia Dortmund) – €211,538 (€11,000,000)
11. Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich) – €216,346 (€11,250,000)
10. Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) – €230,769 (€12,000,000)
9. Matthijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich) – €307,692 (€16,000,000)
8. Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) – €326,923 (€17,000,000)
7. Leon Goretzka (Bayern Munich) – €346,154 (€18,000,000)
6. Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) – €362,885 (€18,870,000)
5. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) – €375,000 (€19,500,000)
4. Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich) –  €384,615 (€20,000,000)
3. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) –  €394,231 (€20,500,000)
2. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) – €403,846 (€21,000,000)
1. Harry Kane (Bayern Munich) – €480,769 (€25,000,000)

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